FORT MYERS, Fla., - People in Southwest Florida came together Friday to remember and honor the victims in Wednesday’s school massacre in Broward County.
The Democratic Party of Lee County organized a vigil in Fort Myers.
Attendees lit 17 candles for the 17 victims at Marjory Stonemn Douglas High School as images played in the background showing faces of the victims.
“What’s going to happen if we don’t have assault rifles? You think they’re going to kill all these people? It’s not going to happen. It’s because of the assault rifles. We have to ban assault rifles,” said Joseph Tedros, chairman of the Democratic Party of Lee County
The suspect, Nikolas Cruz, used an AR-15 to carry out his attack.